MILITARY AND VETERANS
Dickstein Law takes pride in representing active military and veterans. Mr. Dickstein is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs. Mr. Dickstein’s own family is composed of active military and veterans. His ancestors fought in the American Revolutionary War, and he is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. In addition, Mr. Dickstein grew up close with both of his grandfathers, who each served in WWII. His father’s father, Major Benjamin Dickstein, was awarded the Purple Heart. The legacy continues: Mr. Dickstein’s brother-in-law is active duty. So Mr. Dickstein understands the challenges veterans and their families face when dealing with the civilian legal system. The plain truth is that the level of honor and trust found within the military world is not always present in the civilian world. Unscrupulous civilians sometimes try to take advantage of veterans and members of the armed services. Military families — including the spouses and children — face special challenges because of the isolation and social dislocation that can go along with military life. Military life has structure, but it is also extremely hard both physically and mentally. Additionally, individuals who join the military sometimes have unresolved underlying issues from their own childhoods that come out later in life. Mr. Dickstein knows how to ensure that judges and other lawyers understand his client’s circumstances and treat his client with fairness, appreciation, and compassion.